Forget minimalism, the ’70 are here! There has been evidence of this trend creeping back for a few seasons now, but during these past few weeks of Fall/Winter 2015 runway shows the catwalks, front rows and streets have finally been flooded with high waist bell bottoms, A-line minis, ethnic ponchos, colorful bandanas, fringe, shearling, fur and suede. As much as I enjoy this decade, Hair being my Bible as a teenager, some fashion show attendees took the trend a little too literally for my taste. However, designers found innovative ways to blend the style beautifully with their unique taste, inspiration and point of view.
It’s no secret that I love French fashion, so it comes as no surprise that one of my favorite shows so far was Lanvin. Alber Elbaz turned back to his Moroccan roots for inspiration, and the result was nothing short of a work of art. The tassels, Berber stripes, leather harnesses, goat hair, embroideries and gold accents evoke a tribal Sahara while blending in beautifully with a subtle ‘70s influence. As Tim Blanks put it, in this collection the Lanvin girl is “a sophisticated adventuress, whose clothes were souvenirs of a life lived to the fullest”.
Here are some of the most breathtaking looks and details from the collection.
Have a wonderful weekend,